Sailaja is a unique combination of a successful performer, dedicated teacher, beautiful choreographer and enthusiastic innovator with three decades of rich experience in the chosen fields.

She is also a rare combination of an adept dancer in two strikingly different classical forms of dance - Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. She is an accredited solo performer and a top-ranking artiste known for adherence to the traditional repetoire, claiming the appreciation of the audience and the press.

Her initial training as a Bharathanatyam dancer under the tutelage of Guru Kalaimamani Smt. K.J. Sarasa moulded her into a devoted and disciplined dancer.

Her expansion of expression and ceaseless endeavour for classicism brought her to the lgendary Guru of Kuchipudi - Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. Both her Gurus gave her the artistic foundation that nourished her into the exquisite artiste she is.

She mastered the Skills, inherited the tradition, imbibed the qualities, enriched the repetoire and expanded into new horizons of themes for her dance dramas and solos. she chiselled them with her inimitable choreographer skills, always keeping the two styles pure, precise and exclusive. What marks Sailaja is her total involvement, complete commitment and consummate dedication.


Kuchipudi is the name of a village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, by which the form of dance is known. Kuchipudi is known for its mellifluous music, classical literature and disciplined choreographic style. Originally in the dance drama format, it has evolved into a solo tradition in recent times.
School of Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi (Regd.)

Saila Sudha is a school of dance, an institution of excellence, imparting training in both Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi styles. Established a decade ago, headed by Sailaja, a visiting Professor in the faculty of dance of well-known Universities.

This school has trained many foreign students from Japan, Germany, United States of America, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries apart from scores of Indian students.

Adherence to quality and tradition brought Saila Sudha encomiums and laurels from far and wide. It has to its credit a number of thematic presentations in both styles - in Tamil and Sanskrit - Pibare Rama Rasam, Madhura Bhakthi, Satyam Sivam Sundaram, Murali Gana Ravali, Jaya Jaya Padmanabha and many more.

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Ms. Sailaja
No.33, Chamiers Road,
Chennai 600 035.
Phone 044-42110994,
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